I recieved a message asking for some ideas for collaborative art with 5th class. Here are a few ideas that can work with senior classes.
1. Collaborative drawing
Have the kids write a theme on a piece of paper and put in a box. Each group takes a piece of paper and creates a drawing on the theme. Large roll of paper and space for all the group to work on the same page is needed. Space, summer, food, animals, farm, take away, sweets, could all work as themes.
2. Shade and tint group painting
Tint add white
Shade add black
Each group paints a picture using only 3 colours. A pure colour, white and black, to create tints and shades of the colour. Giving a topic can help, so maybe a song, movie or book title. The other groups can try to guess what the picture depicts.
3. Circle Paintings
4. Dice Art
Create three die, one with 6 different lines on each side, one with different colours and one with different shapes. In small groups the kids take turn to roll two die (the colour dice must be rolled each time) and draw the corresponding line/shape. A large sheet of paper for the group to work on is needed. Oil pastels, chalk, paints or pencils can be used.
5. Dice Games
Lots of these games are on Pinterest like the Roll a Harring below. Perfect for a collaborative project.
6. Body Art
If you have paper large enough you can have the kids lie down and draw around each other. The shapes should over lap. Then using paint they can fill in the over lapping shapes and then the other shapes using lots of different shades and tints.
Or choose one child from each group to be traced around in an interesting pose. Them the group can complete the psinting in the style of Keith Harring.